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Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : The Warlock : ... : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: Nov 17, 2012

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Comments: Great perspective


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Triassic Sands (5.10) : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: Nov 9, 2012

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Comments: Hey! nice one


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Scarface : Sudden Impact (5.11)
By: Brian Prince When: Nov 3, 2012

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Comments: Long, sweet route! Take 4, or so, .75 camalots, or so. There's a section of nothing but in the bottom of the main corner right after a little wide pod. Then it's 1s until all the way til after the roof (which is freakin hard!).


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Risky Business (5.10c R)
By: Brian Prince When: Oct 18, 2012

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Comments: Such great climbing and rad corner features. There are definitely some scary (or, spare me, risky) sections though. That square block that Blake Herrington mentioned is the real deal, and what stands out in my mind as the crux of the route was moving past this thing. Although any of the other holds are just as likely to break I suppose. The only runout part that Handren specifically mentions (P3 5.8 traverse) is a cake walk compared to everything else. And by that time, you'll be so used to it a... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Higher Cathedral Rock : The Sequel (5.8)
By: Brian Prince When: Oct 15, 2012

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Comments: Nice one. It was on the cover of Rock & Ice just a short while back and I always looked at it when descending HCR. Those pro photos make it look so good.. I think I'll go do it next time I'm there now. Thanks for posting

Here's a small one of it.




Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Higher Cathedral Rock : Braille Book (5.8)
By: Brian Prince When: Oct 15, 2012

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Comments: I've climbed this twice over two years or so and I still think the crux pitch is harder than anything on the Northeast Buttress. And if you don't bring bigger gear it will sure be scarier too. When I think of the two now, therefore, this one makes me uhhhh way more nervous. Even though the NEB is way longer, I'd say it's way more doable as far as the climbing and pro go. Seriously, one should bring a 4 or 5 if there's any doubt. It's just for the one spot but I'm sure it could probably be used e... more >>


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : The Country Area : ... : GM Route (5.9)
By: Brian Prince When: Sep 30, 2012

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Comments: The ground can be reached in two raps with a single 70m form the top. Or 3 raps if you want, but it definitely works. All the stars if you do the heart of country pitch which is phenomenal. Don't stop on the ledge, just keep going up the crack for more of the same for the "variation."


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : The High Horns : The Tooth : Tooth Fairy (5.9+)
By: Brian Prince When: Sep 24, 2012

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Comments: Great climbing and rock. Definitely do the 5.9 friction on the last pitch. It's only hard for a few moves past the second bolt. No harder than the climbing getting into the p3 splitter. Very good and way better looking than that dirty crack with a big bush in it. You can see both bolts and where you want to go so I'm not sure how you could get off route, but who knows. I definitely cranked off the bolt to get past the sotol bush higher up this ptich.

The trail ends under some big trees at the ... more >>


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : Lower Exum Ridge (5.7) : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: Sep 24, 2012

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Comments: I climbed it like in the photo as well (carried on route, thanks). You'll end up there if you stay in the left leaning crack system and don't "traverse back right" like it says to do here in the mp description for the 3rd pitch. It is definitely a "chimney with a overhanging start," but it's not that hard. It puts you right at the base of the black face.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Mt Stuart : The Direct North Ridge w/ G... (5.9+)
By: Brian Prince When: Aug 23, 2012

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Comments: I'd give it 5.9+ for the second pitch of the bottom of the ridge. After the "5.8 squeeze slot" I climbed the corner described here. This is a very pretty, lichen-free sustained fingerish crack in a corner that can be seen from the base. It was way harder than anything on the gendarme or anywhere else on the route. After this I wasn't sure where the route went, but we belayed one more pitch before we wanted to simul.

Fixed #4 is still in the 2nd gendarme pitch as of 8/12 so no need to brin... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : Fraid Line (5.13a PG13)
By: Brian Prince When: Jun 1, 2012

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Location: International : North America : Canada : Northwest Territories : The Cirque of the Unclimbab... : ... : Southeast Face (5.11-)
By: Brian Prince When: May 2, 2012

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Comments: new link for video

youtu.be/hVkgSZUwn3k


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Kernville Rock (a.k.a. Kern... : The Lieback (5.5)
By: Brian Prince When: Apr 30, 2012

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Comments: Very sweet. I think the hard part was more comparable to anti jello crack's crux (and not all that much easier). The crack in the corner really pinched down in spots. And, if you do the "undercling" variation, you can just barely rap with a 70m (I definitely don't think you could from the straight up var. rap anchor). It is pretty sketchy. Best just bring two ropes.


Location: CA : Central Coast : San Luis Obispo : Bishop Peak : P-Wall : Out of Hangers (5.10a R)
By: Brian Prince When: Apr 18, 2012

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Comments: Man, I've climbed this route twice (about a year apart) and both times I had a significant hold break on me. The second time it caused me to fall pretty good onto the first bolt (just after the crux) and into the slab below. I found the hold in the gully and it was definitely chalked up. It looks like a cool route from afar (nice sun/shade line), but I don't think it really feels that cool. And some bolts on the left face for another route kind of detract from it. The crux sequence is pretty coo... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : San Luis Obispo : Bishop Peak : P-Wall : P-Wall Direct (5.8 R)
By: Brian Prince When: Apr 18, 2012

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Comments: Hey, thanks for the history John. Yeah, I wasn't trying to throw any kind of fit over the bolt thing. I understand, and some bolts next to a crack really doesn't bother me all that much in the first place. Just thought it was odd that it's such a poorly protected climb and the few bolts happen to be next to cracks. I didn't notice the no hands rests. Oh well. It's still a super dirty climb which would be better if it cleaned up (which hasn't, and wont, the way it is).


Location: AK : Kenai Peninsula : Kenai Peninsula ICE : Victor Creek : Victor Creek 3 (WI3)
By: Brian Prince When: Feb 4, 2012

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Comments: The Kenai Peninsula is usually warmer than Anchorage (very generally speaking), but late december/early january is a safe guess. Could be earlier/later too.

It's in now..


Location: CA : Central Coast : San Luis Obispo : Bishop Peak : Jamcrack Wall : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: Jan 28, 2012

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Comments: you got it, john


Location: CA : Central Coast : San Luis Obispo : Bishop Peak : P-Wall : P-Wall Direct (5.8 R)
By: Brian Prince When: Jan 28, 2012

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Comments: Solid lichen the whole way up. Also, the bolts that are there, are right next to decent cracks.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : Middle Trinity Crack (5.10b/c)
By: Brian Prince When: Jan 12, 2012

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Comments: This one was pure finger stacks for me. Really fun.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Zodiac (C3+)
By: Brian Prince When: Nov 7, 2011

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Comments: Jim Bridwell takes a whipper on Zodiac (6:00) in 1981. Great little film.





Location: Jay Eggleston : Riding : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: Oct 31, 2011

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Comments: clicked! nice job man


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Navajolands : Central Reservation Climbs : Chinle Spire (N. Face) (5.9 A4)
By: Brian Prince When: Oct 28, 2011

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Comments: That was a nice story, Todd


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Hatcher Pass : Archangel Valley Sport and ... : The Diamond : Toto (5.10)
By: Brian Prince When: Jun 2, 2011

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Comments: P1 -- 5.8ish. Start left of the Steve Garvey plaque (which is to the right of the toe of the buttress. For those that don't know, this route goes up the 'prominent' prow of the formation across the valley from the outhouse) , and climb face and cracks to a little ledge with a 2 bolt anchor. Starting even further left in a short corner that soon meets up with the other start is possible too.

P2 -- 5.7. Climb straight up and pass some cool cracks. Belay at a big boulder with bolts in it. You shou... more >>


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Anchorage & South Central I... : Valdez
By: Brian Prince When: May 28, 2011

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Comments: should probably be moved to the "ICE" section


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Seward Highway : Dino Head : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: May 16, 2011

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Comments: and a young sheep's (or goat.. or dino??) head? nice one


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